"...Zhou Lu was born in December 1973 in Guiyang city, Guizhou province in the south of China. He graduated in 1997 from Tianjin Art College, Printmaking Department. From 2001 to 2002 he studied in Germany. He is currently vice professor at Guizhou Art College and vice secretary of Guizhou Printmaking Art Association... His style reflects an art trend in today's China art scene that is described as cynical realism. Cynical realism is a reaction to the political events after 1989 and the impact of the massive Westernization and all the madness and spiritual emptiness that came with this new era. Artists use the methods of irony and satire..."
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This is the semester of Politics/Peace/Conflict.
The plan will be to take full advantage of the crazed motion of the world around us by synthesizing the issues of politics, peace and conflict that either cloud or make our days bright. The semester will feature an online exchange exhibit, some guest speakers including LaCrosse's own "hanging judge" Elliot Levine, and a shop exhibit/open house with a connection to the Wisconsin Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies.
If you are scared remember that as always you create your content in this shop. Politics, peace and conflict is broad enough for all of you to create unique and rich imagery and as always you will be fed a semester of printmakers designed to influence the hell out of you:
The Dilemma Game #3, (Adolf Hitler)
etching and mixed media 12'' x 9'' 2003
Lisa Bulawsky teaches prints at the College and Graduate School of Art at Washington University. She is sometimes favorably linked to the " guerrilla- interventionist printmaking outlaws" Check the "hotplate" for the Cannonball dudes to learn more about the outlaws and click on Lisa's print to learn more about her.
On Justice/Vigilance, 2007
etching 5 3/4 x 4 1/2 inches
Mary Farrell is a Printmaking Professor at Gonzaga University/Spokane. Click her print for more and go to WorldPrintmakers for her image in a Peace Exhibit.
So plan as always on working your little butts to the bone. Big printmaker types please leave a comment and let the new crop of babies know what level of hell they have entered.